Karyon (Moda Emo) - Sorrow [ISA1802]
Moda Emo is project by Karyon. In this project Karyon explores the more emotional and reflective side of his music. This Moda Emo release entitled Sorrow tells the story of a blind boy by using semi-melodical soundscapes, dronebursts and subtle guitarplay where neccesary. The music is closest comparable to music made by bands like Ulver, Twine and Caul.
excerpt from the story:
"I close my mind for their reply. Blasphemes from a distant light, is this what nights can offer us? Is this, the so-called 'solitude', an epic verse without a crowd? A subtle verse that minstrels sing for practice or for self-consoleance? And should this verse be trod upon by kindled stones that children toss? Glass with colours, beads for children, tossed into a simple hole for every human to adore?"
excerpt from the dedication:
Sorrow is a little boy that runs around in my head, and it sometimes feels as if its trapped in a concrete room with no doors, no windows, nothing can get in, and he cant get out.
In this room is only one little piece of furniture, a wooden table, his only friend. Sorrow is always in the dark about everything and he keeps walking into it because Sorrow, as you should know by now, is a little blind boy.
Shown in the image file below is the full "digipack" version of this cd containing:
* a booklet with the whole story, including a full-color illustration,
* handwritten poem themed around the whole Sorrow cd,
* a handsprayed multi-media cd with 14 tracks (which includes the Video for "Terrible! The wrong way home")
This limited released version is tradable or buyable for approx. $7 + shipping (which is approx. $3)
July 15, 2005
a rare gem
it very rarely that an album is made that shows such emotion. depressive but hopeful, melodic but droning, noisey but quiet. the songs all flow together creating a wonderfully vivid mindscape. the music shifts from quite guitar meanderings to walls of noise to droning atmosphehe to triumphant soundscapes and back again, a truely wonderful voyage into realms of sound and sorrow.